SELF grants for independent contractors

SELF grants for independent contractors

On July 6, Governor Chris Sununu released details and application for the SELF program, which utilizes expenditure of CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds (“flex funds”) to provide emergency financial relief of up to $50,000 to support New Hampshire self-employed, for-profit businesses due to the economic disruption caused by COVID-19.

New Hampshire Realtors are encouraged to apply for SELF grants here. To find answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the program, click here. The application deadline in Friday, July 17.

For purposes of the SELF program, a “self-employed” business is one that does not have any employees, and an independent contractor is considered a “self-employed” business. Real estate licensees who act as independent contractors, and who meet all other criteria, are eligible. All eligible self-employed must:

  • Have its principal place of business in New Hampshire;
  • Have been in operation for at least one year before July 17, 2020;
  • Anticipate a loss of gross receipts from 2019 to 2020 due to COVID-19;
  • Have total 2019 gross receipts of less than $1 million;
  • Not be in bankruptcy currently;
  • Not have permanently ceased operations.
  • Further instructions will be provided for each step. If you have any questions that are not addressed in instructions or the New Hampshire SELF Program Frequently Asked Questions, or need assistance, please contact the DRA Call Center at (603) 230-5000, Option 0, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

"Amidst the sea of change to which the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS has played witness in its 85 years, one thing that has remained constant is the Realtor 'R' and the value we bring to every real estate transaction in which we take part. We are part of a unique community where our familial cooperation transcends our business competition. These are not mere platitudes, but our living ideals, and they are, in fact, the foundation on which we conduct ourselves in our day-to-day affairs."

Joanie McIntire, 2024 President, New Hampshire REALTORS